Australia still the safer bet as Asia lacks enough assets on a large-enough scale. But European asset owners see some scope for development, not least in Japan and China.
Fundraising for private equity and venture capital had been on a downward path since November, but began to improve in July. Are asset owners becoming more supportive?
The chief investment officer of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association explains why he invested in a new insolvency-focused debt fund.
The growth of fixed income ETF instruments has been robust, so it’s of little surprise investors have concerns over the risks entailed. Here we dispel a few myths about the investment vehicle.
Institutional investors from the country are facing a new set of challenges as they hunt for commercial real estate investments in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.
Asset owners in the country are varying their private equity investing plans, with some focusing on strong partners and others beginning to concentrate on deals at home to cut risk.
The hunt for attractive yields has made investors from South Korea enter the commercial real estate markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
The country is seeing a combination of its own local asset owners and more international players looking for private equity opportunities. But deal flows are down, while risks are rising.
Institutional investors – most notably insurance firms – in China are increasingly looking to step up allocations to private equity, with the encouragement of regulators.
The transparency and liquidity of the Indian commercial real estate market are moving in the right direction, says the Asia-Pacific head of the German insurer's property investment arm.
Investors are now being empowered to integrate ESG factors into their core investments in markets around the world by using the new S&P ESG Index Series.
The Chinese alternative investment manager has closed its fourth China buyout fund with strong institutional backing despite the backdrop of an escalating trade war.
The aspirations of Hong Kong to become a viable private equity fund domicile face competition from Singapore, which is already more advanced in its plans.
The Hong Kong authorities are changing the tax rules in an attempt to make the city more appealing as a private equity hub. But the city's lack of experience in this area is a problem.
Annual survey shows allocations to alternatives now account for more than a fifth of corporate pension fund investments. How long it can keep on rising is another question.
The property arm of the German insurer adds another asset to its Singapore portfolio, shrugging off the city's waning economic outlook.
A relatively early entry into illiquid assets has offered stability for the Japanese corporate pension fund, although return compromises have been necessary
The country's securities companies are sourcing real assets for institutional investors. But their short-term profit motivations don't necessarily mesh well with asset owners' needs.
The biotech industry in Asia is in its infancy, but investors are eager to find out more about this exciting marketplace. As such, the CESC launched an index tracking its performance.
The desire of Korean asset owners for real estate investments has led to a cottage industry, with local securities firms buying assets overseas and sell them through to the investors.